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New dark horror comedy ‘Goobers’ kicks off in September 2024

A body-snatching splatter-fest of horror and humor, ‘GOOBERS’ is equal parts ‘Night of the Creeps,’ ‘Shaun of the Dead,’ and ‘Attack the Block.’

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Courtesy of Vault Comics, AIPT can exclusively reveal a new darkly comedic horror series, Goobers, written by Cody Ziglar (Spider-Punk), with art by Ryan Lee (Rick and Morty), Kurt Michael Russell, letters by Andworld, and designed by Adam Cahoon.

“I  grew up watching 80s and 90s b-horror films,” said Ziglar. “I also grew up in a small country town. Goobers is a love letter to both! I love being able to smash some of my favorite genres, movies, and comics together with my love of North Carolina. I also loved being able to voice the frustration of growing up in a small town and being self-conscious about what they thought of me and how I lived my life. Back in 2021 during peak covid, I moved back home for 6 months to spend time with my parents and that’s where Goobers was truly born.

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So what’s Goobers about?

A body-snatching splatter-fest of horror and humor, GOOBERS is equal parts Night of the Creeps, Shaun of the Dead, and Attack the Block. The story centers around Clayton Lowe as he heads back to his small Southern hometown. His new friends from grad school are about to meet his old friends from high school and discover that something may have finally changed in the town where nothing ever changes: Pine Cove is ground zero for an infestation of body-snatching alien-bugs. And now, it’s time to bury the past.

“I kept wondering what made certain towns feel the same, even if there are small changes, and landed on the obvious answer: alien worms must invade and body-snatch folks. Goobers, in many ways, in just my comedic look on processing those emotions while also paying homage to some of my favorite films like Shaun of the Dead, Night of the Creeps, Get Out, and Revenge of the living Dead.

Set to release in September, the series will feature variant covers from fan-favorite artists like Spider-Punk’s Justin Mason and The Nasty’s Adam Cahoon.

Check out the covers and unlettered interior pages below!

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Missoula, MT (06/17/2024) – Vault Comics is thrilled to announce GOOBERS, a darkly comedic horror series written by star scribe Cody Ziglar (Spider-Punk, Miles Morales: Spider-Man, Futurama), drawn by Ryan Lee (Rick and Morty), colored by Kurt Michael Russell (Money Shot, The Nasty), lettered by Andworld, and designed by Adam Cahoon.

A body-snatching splatter-fest of horror and humor, GOOBERS is equal parts Night of the Creeps, Shaun of the Dead, and Attack the Block. The story centers around Clayton Lowe as he heads back to his small Southern hometown. His new friends from grad school are about to meet his old friends from high school and discover that something may have finally changed in the town where nothing ever changes: Pine Cove is ground zero for an infestation of body-snatching alien-bugs. And now, it’s time to bury the past.

“I  grew up watching 80s and 90s b-horror films,” said Ziglar. “I also grew up in a small country town. Goobers is a love letter to both! I love being able to smash some of my favorite genres, movies, and comics together with my love of North Carolina. I also loved being able to voice the frustration of growing up in a small town and being self-conscious about what they thought of me and how I lived my life. Back in 2021 during peak covid, I moved back home for 6 months to spend time with my parents and that’s where Goobers was truly born.

“I kept wondering what made certain towns feel the same, even if there are small changes, and landed on the obvious answer: alien worms must invade and body-snatch folks. Goobers, in many ways, in just my comedic look on processing those emotions while also paying homage to some of my favorite films like Shaun of the Dead, Night of the Creeps, Get Out, and Revenge of the living Dead.

GOOBERS issue #1 will hit store shelves in September, 2024. The series will feature an incredible lineup of variant covers from a fan-favorite artists like Spider-Punk’s Justin Mason, and The Nasty’s Adam Cahoon.

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